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Nova Classic Volume 2 Marv Wolfman. I think this is a shame. I found the story to aroiris mostly a bunch of old, fading men trying to be unpleasant and manipulative to each other in conversation. Friday, June 7, Book Review: Well, a major theme of Rainbows End is how such technology must invariably lead to the death of privacy.

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. Mar 03, Lars Dradrach rated it really liked it Shelves: Bottom line, the book dragged and the ideas were largely derivative. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Al Final Del Arcoiris by Vinge, Vernor

It’s a novel about connecting with a lapsed generation and also generations of family ddl neglected. It is more interesting than it is riveting. The one where a Rip van Winkle figure is cured of Alzheimer’s and has to figure out how to live in the future, and apparently gets involved in some sort of plot involving mind control technology.

Fella’s thinking, “Oh man, I bet it’s that cute girl I’ve been wanting vineg talk to! At the end, there was no real pay-off.

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Children are the masters of technology, and the adults in the book rely on them. Check out the top books of the year on our vednor Best Books of During the time Rainbows End takes place, the biggest difference technology-wise is that everyone has the apps. In addition to exposing the Cetagandan invasion plans, Miles is then also responsible for delivering Gregor back home safe and sound.


But the politics keep reappearing to drag the story down. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 36mm This is finak book with serious flaws in both credibility and storytelling.

Al Final del Arco Iris

This story was faster paced and more entertaining than most of the other books in the Vorkosigan Saga. Well, I actually once worked in an e-textile lab and while our explorations were simplistic one of the grad students designed a pair of pants that analyzed your leg movements to guess what type of dance you were doinge-textiles are a natural evolution of mobile computing.

It’s just not a very good one either.

The synopsis sounded interesting until I realized how similar it is to the movie Robot and Frank. It does, however, suffer from some pacing issues and is not always compelling.

But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if, like his thirteen-year-old granddaughter Miri, you know how to wear your wireless accessthrough nodes designed into smart clothesand to see the digital contextthrough smart contact lenses Robert Gu, genius poet, wakes up from a decade of Alzheimer’s to find himself restored to the peak of youth in a world gone completely digital.

Early in the book, that’s his thirteen-year-old granddaughter, Miri, who’s been doing nothing but trying to help him, out of evidently misguided affection and loyalty. No trivia or quizzes yet. The setting is mostly recognizable as an environment that has logically developed from today, the places, the people and some objects are still mostly the same.

I did like Vinge’s idea of wearable computing even if it is somewhat derivative of Neuromancer. I wanted to love more than the idea behind Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End. When Alice at last recuperates and returns home, we get this passage: One of the problems is that Vor politics are almost as convoluted and uninteresting as those in Cyteen. Indeed all action in the book was in San Diego aside from a few virtual actions. Now, as he regains his faculties through a cure developed during the years of his near-fatal decline, he discovers that the world has changed and so has his place in it.


The takeover by the Axis powers affects everything in the occupied regions of America including speech patterns, religion, style, and sometimes even thought.

The way into the caper involves the concept of “hijacking. To young people, like Robert’s granddaughter who is in the same high school class as hewearing seems as natural as breathing. The story is a very good one, involving what are at first two seemingly unconnected plot threads.

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There was very little character development, and what there was left almost every character unlikable, if not pretty-much-evil. Almost everyone is wired, you can carry petabytes in your pocket the sum total of all recorded human media on the equivalent of a USB drivethe world is globally-connected in ways we still are dreaming about but have not yet achieved, and sensory overlays can turn the physical world into anything its owners or visitors wish to visualize.

Most people “wear” — their computers are literally embedded in their clothing and their monitors are contact lenses. OUR own era, now has to start from square one and go back to high school in rel brave new world which is as alien to him as it is to the reader.